CFIA ratification votes begin August 23

Ratification votes for CFIA members will be held from August 23 to September 8 at 12 p.m. ET. 

In order for PSAC members to receive their new rates of pay, retroactive pay, and lump sum payment, the new agreements must first be ratified, and then signed. To ensure members receive their new rates of pay as quickly as possible, PSAC will be conducting an expedited, virtual ratification process using an online voting platform.

How to vote 

PSAC will be holding mandatory virtual information sessions, and you can vote at any time after attending a session up until the voting deadline September 8 at 12 p.m. ET.   

Check your email: All PSAC members in the CFIA bargaining unit will receive an email from on August 22 with the link to PSAC's voting platform and the credentials needed to log in. You will be able to register for a mandatory session starting on August 23rd as soon as you receive your credentials from or by mail if we do not have a personal email for you on file. 
If you do not receive an email by August 24, check your junk mail or promotions folders in your personal email account. If you’ve checked those folders and still don’t have the email, we may not have your personal email on file, and you can fill out a PSAC membership form to update your contact information, or get in touch with your PSAC Regional Office
Once you submit the online membership form, PSAC will issue your voting credentials to you as soon as possible. 

Participate in a mandatory information session: Upon receipt of your login credentials, please proceed to register for virtual voting sessions using the online voting platform link in the email / letter. 

Submit your vote: Following each information session, you can vote immediately in the platform or click on the link shared to participate in a live Q&A session held on Zoom with members of the CFIA bargaining team to answer any further questions you have after the presentation. 

Vote dates and times 

The following mandatory virtual information sessions have been scheduled. 

  • Wednesday August 23, 7:30 p.m. ET (EN) 

  • Saturday August 26, 12 p.m. EST (FR) 

  • Saturday August 26, 1:30 p.m. EST (EN) 

  • Thursday August 31, 3 p.m. EST (EN) 

  • Tuesday September 5, 7:30 p.m. EST (FR) 

  • Thursday September 7, 7:30 p.m. PST – 10:30 p.m. EST (EN) 


August 16, 2023